About the Project
We are looking for a suitable PhD student to develop a mathematical model of wave dissipation through a pancake ice field. Several approaches will be considered including effective medium theory and radiative transfer theory. It is also expected that the successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments in a wave flume to validate the model. The model will finally be integrated in a large scale wave forecasting model to better represent the effect of pancake ice on wave propagation.
The project is ideally suited for someone with interests in mathematical modelling, physical oceanography, polar science and climate modelling. A strong background in mathematics and physics, as well as computing skills, are essential. Prior knowledge in fluid mechanics and/or water wave theory will be an advantage, but are not essential. Both New Zealand and international students are encouraged to apply.
Montiel, F., Squire, V.A., Doble, M., Thomson,J., Wadhams, P. (2018). Attenuation and directional spreading of ocean waves during a storm event in the autumn Beaufort Sea marginal ice zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI:10.1029/2018JC013763.
Rogers, W.E., Thomson, J., Shen, H.H., Doble, M.J., Wadhams, P. (2016). Dissipation of wind waves by pancake and frazil ice in the autumn Beaufort Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011775.
Thomson, J. et al. (2016). Emerging trends in the sea state of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Ocean Modelling. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.02.009.
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